Biography

The life of Frederick Bulsara began on the East African island of Zanzibar on September 5, 1946. 25 years later in London under the name of Freddie Mercury he was fronting the now legendary rock group named Queen. The son of Bomi and Jer Bulsara, Freddie spent the bulk of his childhood in India where he attended St. Peter’s boarding school. He began taking piano lessons at the age of seven. No one could foresee where a love of music would take him. The Bulsara family moved to Middlesex in 1964 and from there Freddie joined up with a blues band called Wreckage while studying graphic design courses at Ealing College of Art. While singing for Wreckage, a fellow student introduced Freddie to Roger Taylor and Brian May, founder members of a band called Smile. Smile metamorphosed into Queen when Freddie joined Roger and Brian as the lead vocalist. The final member of the band, which was to stay together for the next 20 years, was bassist John Deacon, who joined the band on 1st of March 1971. The rest is rock history. EMI Records and Elektra Records signed the band and in 1973 their debut album ‘Queen’ was released and hailed as one of the most exciting developments ever in rock music. The immortal operatically styled single ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was released in 1975 and proceeded to the top of the UK charts for 9 weeks. A song that was nearly never released due to its length and unusual style but which Freddie insisted would be played became the instantly recognisable hit. By this time Freddie’s unique talents were becoming clear, a voice with a remarkable range and a stage presence that gave Queen its colourful, unpredictable and flamboyant personality. Very soon Queen’s popularity extended beyond the shores of the UK as they charted and triumphed around Europe, Japan and the USA where in 1979 they topped the charts with Freddie’s song ‘Crazy Little thing Called Love’. Queen was always indisputably run as a democratic organisation. All four members are each responsible for having penned number one singles for the band. This massive writing strength combined with spectacular lights, the faultless sound, a sprinkling of theatricality and Freddie’s balletic movements made up Queen on stage and on film. Through Freddie’s ability to project himself and the band’s music and image to the four corners of 70,000 seater venues they became known as the prime developers of stadium rock, a reputation perpetuated by their pioneering tactics in South America where in 1981 they performed to 231,000 fans in Sao Paulo, a world record at the time. They also became known as the key innovators of pop videos as their catalogue of 3-minute clips became more and more adventurous in style, size and content. Their phenomenal success continued around the globe throughout the 80’s highlighted in 1985 by their show-stealing and unforgettable performance on stage at Live Aid. (Source: http://www.queenonline.com/en/the-band/members/freddie-mercury/)

The life of Frederick Bulsara began on the East African island of Zanzibar on September 5, 1946. 25 years later in London under the name of Freddie Mercury he was fronting the now legendary rock group named Queen. The son of Bomi and Jer Bulsara, Freddie spent the bulk of his childhood in India where he attended St. Peter’s boarding school. He began taking piano lessons at the age of seven. No one could foresee where a love of music would take him. The Bulsara family moved to Middlesex in 1964 and from there Freddie joined up with a blues band called Wreckage while studying graphic design courses at Ealing College of Art. While singing for Wreckage, a fellow student introduced Freddie to Roger Taylor and Brian May, founder members of a band called Smile. Smile metamorphosed into Queen when Freddie joined Roger and Brian as the lead vocalist. The final member of the band, which was to stay together for the next 20 years, was bassist John Deacon, who joined the band on 1st of March 1971. The rest is rock history. EMI Records and Elektra Records signed the band and in 1973 their debut album ‘Queen’ was released and hailed as one of the most exciting developments ever in rock music. The immortal operatically styled single ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was released in 1975 and proceeded to the top of the UK charts for 9 weeks. A song that was nearly never released due to its length and unusual style but which Freddie insisted would be played became the instantly recognisable hit. By this time Freddie’s unique talents were becoming clear, a voice with a remarkable range and a stage presence that gave Queen its colourful, unpredictable and flamboyant personality. Very soon Queen’s popularity extended beyond the shores of the UK as they charted and triumphed around Europe, Japan and the USA where in 1979 they topped the charts with Freddie’s song ‘Crazy Little thing Called Love’. Queen was always indisputably run as a democratic organisation. All four members are each responsible for having penned number one singles for the band. This massive writing strength combined with spectacular lights, the faultless sound, a sprinkling of theatricality and Freddie’s balletic movements made up Queen on stage and on film. Through Freddie’s ability to project himself and the band’s music and image to the four corners of 70,000 seater venues they became known as the prime developers of stadium rock, a reputation perpetuated by their pioneering tactics in South America where in 1981 they performed to 231,000 fans in Sao Paulo, a world record at the time. They also became known as the key innovators of pop videos as their catalogue of 3-minute clips became more and more adventurous in style, size and content. Their phenomenal success continued around the globe throughout the 80’s highlighted in 1985 by their show-stealing and unforgettable performance on stage at Live Aid. (Source: http://www.queenonline.com/en/the-band/members/freddie-mercury/)

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 66

Birthday 1946-09-05

Day of Death 1991-11-24

Place of Birth East African island of Zanzibar, Zanzibar

Official Site http://www.freddiemercury.com/

Also Known As

  • Farrokh Bulsara
  • Queen

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Queen: An Evening At The Concert Hall
2017 Queen : The American Dream as Himself
2017 Queen: Rock the World as Himself / Member Queen (archive footage)
2016 Queen & Adam Lambert: Rock in Rio (Lisboa) as Himself
2015 Queen: From Rags to Rhapsody as Himself
2014 Queen - Ultimate Story: Freddie Mercury Portrait
2014 Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 as Himself
2014 Queen: Will Rock You
2013 Queen: A Night At The Opera as Himself
2012 Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender (1 episode) as Himself (archive footage) as Himself (archive footage)
2012 Queen: A Magic Year as Himself
2011 Story Of Queen: Mercury Rising as Himself
2011 Freddie Mercury: Holding Back the Years as Himself
2011 Queen: Days of Our Lives as Himself (archive footage)
2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Start Me Up
2009 Queen: The Legendary 1975 Concert as Himself - Lead Singer
2007 Queen: Rock Montreal & Live Aid as himself
2007 Queen Under Review: 1973-1980
2007 Queen Under Review: 1980 - 1991 as Himself
2007 We Will Rock You
2007 Queen: Rock Case Studies as Freddy Mercury
2006 Queen: Live in Argentina
2006 Freddie Mercury - A Kind Of Magic as Himself
2006 Freddie Mercury - Singer Of Songs as cantante
2006 Queen: Bohemian Champions - Interviews
2006 Queen: On the Rock Trail
2006 Classic Albums: Queen - A Night at the Opera as Himself
2006 Classic Albums (1 episode)
2006 Queen: Music Video Box Documentary
2004 The Story of Bohemian Rhapsody
2004 Queen on Fire: Live at the Bowl as Himself
2003 Queen: Greatest Video Hits 2 as Himself
2002 Queen: Greatest Video Hits as Himself
2002 Killer Queen!
2000 Freddie Mercury: The Untold Story as Himself
2000 Freddie Mercury the Video Collection as Solista
1995 The Queen Phenomenon as Himself (archive footage)
1995 Queen: Champions of the World as Himself (archive footage)
1992 The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert as Himself (archive footage)
1992 Queen: We Are The Champions - Final Live In Japan as Himself
1991 Queen: Days of Our Lives
1991 Queen: Greatest Flix II
1991 Queen: Greatest Flix I and II
1989 Queen: Rare Live – A Concert Through Time and Space
1988 La Nit
1987 Queen: Magic Years - A Visual Anthology
1987 Queen: Hungarian Rhapsody - Live in Budapest as Himself
1986 Queen: Live in Japan 1982
1986 Queen: Live at Wembley Stadium as Himself
1985 Live Aid
1985 Queen: Live Aid as Himself
1985 Queen: Live in Rio as Himself - Vocal, Piano
1984 Red Hot Rock as Himself
1982 Queen: We Will Rock You as Himself
1981 Queen: Greatest Flix
1979 Queen: Live in Tokyo
1979 Queen: Live Killers in Paris as Himself - Vocals
1977 Queen: Definitive Houston
1977 Queen: Live at Earl's Court Arena as Himself
1976 Queen: Live in Hyde Park, London
1975 Queen: A Night at the Odeon as Se stesso - Voce
1975 Queen: Live at Hammersmith Odeon
1975 Night Lunch
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode) as Musical Guest

Sound

1980 Flash Gordon Music

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